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ava 30? had heaps of side effects in past from the pill.

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I just went to my doctor and he recommended I take birth control pill Ava 30 ed. he said it would be ok to miss my first lot of sugar pills in order to avoid having my period on holiday..I didn't really want to go on the pill and have doubts abouts missing the first sugar pills, as have had heaps of side effects in past from the pill. I'm extremely fit person and pretty lean and the place I'm going on holiday is extremely remote part of the world with no access to any modern amenities like showers.....I'm a bit worried about things going wrong while I'm there as far as periods and pill side effects....any advice would be great.

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replied June 26th, 2013
Birth Control Answer A44012
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If you wish to delay your periods, or skip your periods, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist and request for prescription of pills for postponement or delay of periods (which can be prescribed if there are no contraindications). The dosages for hormonal pills are calculated based on your body weight and requirement. These need to be started atleast 5-7 days before your actual expected period date for them to be effective. You will get your periods/withdrawal bleeding within 5-7 days of stopping with taking these pills. Avoid any self medication. Avoid using regular birth control pills back-to-back. The regular birth control pills are designed to let you have withdrawal bleeding/periods similar to your menstrual cycles (resembling your normal hormonal and period pattern), and hence these should not be used back-to-back without allowing for period in between. For further evaluation, clarification and assistance, visit your doctor/gynecologist.
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